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What do you think of Bean?

(59 Posts)
Carolinchina Wed 21-Nov-12 20:29:31

What do you think of Bean as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

lottiegarbanzo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:30:09

If you live in New Zealand that's how they say Ben. It makes me laugh.

RancerDoo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:30:42

Is it really? Is bun on there too?

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Wed 21-Nov-12 20:30:56

Baked, Heinz, canellini, kidney, shall I go on?

SavoyCabbage Wed 21-Nov-12 20:31:49

grin that's what I thought Lottie.

On my dd's first day of school she told me she had been playing with medicine at lunch time. After swooning I realised it was Madison.

Pochemuchka Wed 21-Nov-12 20:38:46

Erm, even Courtney Love was only brave enough to use this as her DD's middle name.

BOFingSanta Wed 21-Nov-12 20:40:08

It sounds like you didn't actually get around to thinking of a name. It's pretty much the informal word for fetus, isn't it?

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 21-Nov-12 20:40:52

Makes me think of Kurt Cobain's daughter. I think it works more for a girl than a boy.

timetosmile Wed 21-Nov-12 20:42:00

Have you ever read Fantastic Mr. Fox?
Or seen the Rowan Atkinson series?
Doesn't appeal to me, I'm afraid

TeaBrick Wed 21-Nov-12 20:42:37

Is it on the name finder because you've just put it on, op?

JimmysMum1988 Wed 21-Nov-12 20:42:42

Mr Bean

LittleDonkin Wed 21-Nov-12 20:43:54

Its my sisters middle child's nickname. It stuck from when she was pregnant.

izzyishavingababyAGAIN Wed 21-Nov-12 20:46:50

Is this serious - it's not a name

MoelFammau Wed 21-Nov-12 20:58:12

My DD goes by the name Bean, or Lil Bean to be accurate. Her real name is Robin.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 21-Nov-12 21:01:48

Perhaps its pronounced to rhyme with Sean? (anyone else have trouble with Sean Bean...I either read it as Shaun Baun or Seen Been)

scottishmummy Wed 21-Nov-12 21:06:35

as a cutsey wutsey pre-birth name,well i know the right on mums do this
as an actual name ghastly,twee, and just no

Callipygian Wed 21-Nov-12 21:35:56

Theres a character in the Ender Saga (by orson scott card) called Bean, although i think its a nickname.

gobbin Wed 21-Nov-12 22:13:57

Oh. I've just called one of my kittens Bean. He's ginger and looked like a baked bean. Are you likely tomhave a redhead? Could be awkward lol!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 21-Nov-12 22:16:40

Absolutely. Especially if your last name is Salad.

ClareMarriott Thu 22-Nov-12 08:18:12


If you named your child Bean, would he be able to carry it all through his life ? Possibly not .

Catsmamma Thu 22-Nov-12 08:20:53

It's your hormones dearie!

dd got nicknamed Bean by ds1 as she was little and the colour of a baked bean.

Bearcrumble Thu 22-Nov-12 08:29:13

Bean is not a name.

RaspberrySchnapps Thu 22-Nov-12 08:32:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JambalayaWarmMincePie Thu 22-Nov-12 08:42:26

DD2 is called Bean......

....By those who know and love her. Everyone else knows her as Nancy. grin

SorrelForbes Thu 22-Nov-12 08:44:06

My DSiS's BIL and wife gave their DS the middle name Bean (their nickname for the baby whilst she was pregnant). The family took the piss, a lot.

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